About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

What is No-Mess Bird Seed?

My landscaper told me about your website. He says he uses a “NO MESS” bird seed from Wild Birds Unlimited and after he cleans up our yard, I should use it too. Can you tell me more about this? Do you sell this at your store? ~ Grand Rapids, Michigan

Well thank your landscaper very much for the recommendation. Wild Birds Unlimited No-Mess Blend bird seed is our #1 selling blend.

Our unique No-Mess Blend features seeds that have had their shells removed so only the meat of the seed is left. No hulls on the seeds make for a tidier feeding area, since there's no debris on the ground to clean up. Pound for pound, our No-Mess Blend offers the best value because you do not pay for the shells. The birds eat everything.

For the East Lansing  Wild Birds Unlimited store, customers’ preference by far is WBU No-Mess Blend.

Thank you for your prompt answer. We’re getting some major landscaping done right now. As soon as the yard is cleaned up I’ll stop by. I love the birds and this seed blend sounds ideal!

There is also an earlier post you might also find helpful: Time to Try Tidy Dining http://lansingwbu.blogspot.com/2010/09/time-to-try-tidy-dining.html


Anonymous said...

I heard that the No Mess Blend of bird seed has been nuked in some way so that the seeds will not sprout when they land on the ground. Is this true?
—Michael, Boise, ID

Wild Birds Unlimited Mid-Michigan said...

Our No-Mess Blends include a mix of seeds which appeal to a variety of birds that eat at the feeder or on the ground that have had their shells and hulls removed. No shells. No mess. 100% edible!

Most seeds are protected by shells or hulls. De-hulled sunflower kernels have been mechanically processed to remove the hull. Once hulled (taken out of the shell) a high percentage of broken seeds usually results in their inability to sprout. So Wild Birds Unlimited No-mess blends are not nuked but naked.